Jordan Washington (left) and Charles Siddoway (right) were arrested Wednesday on charges of residential burglary and robbery by threats. Siddoway is a former member of the MSU football program and Washington has been suspended indefintely from the program pending further investigation.
April 24, 2014 1:51:31 PM
STARKVILLE -- A former player and current member of the Mississippi State football team have been arrested on multiple charges including residential burglary and robbery by threats.
An arrest report confirms Siddoway and Washington were arrested Wednesday afternoon by investigators with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department and MSU officials are aware of the incident.
Investigator Brett Watson said Siddoway and Washington broke into an apartment at Ace 21 apartment complex on Blackjack Road Wednesday and were arrested approximately an hour later. The apartment complex, a popular residents for MSU students and athletes, is located adjacent to the MSU campus.
MSU coach Dan Mullen issued a statement Thursday through the team spokesperson confirming Washington was suspended indefinitely from the football program pending further investigation into the matter.
"We are aware of the situation. Jordan Washington has been suspended indefinitely from our team pending further investigation."
Mullen and the rest of the MSU athletics department stated they will have no further comment on the matter at this time.
Watson told The Dispatch Thursday the alleged male victim was an acquaintance of Siddoway and named his as the burglar. While the victim did not know Washington by name, he recognized him as a football player. The victim gave the description of the get-away vehicle to law enforcement and Siddoway and Washington were arrested within the hour, Watson said. Siddoway was arrested at his residence. According to the arrest report, Washington was arrested in the locker room of the Seal Family Football Complex.
Siddoway and Washington appeared in Oktibbeha County Justice Court Thursday morning where they each received a $20,000 bond for their two charges, $10,000 for each count. They are both currently still in the custody of the Oktibbeha County Detention Center as of late Thursday afternoon. Siddoway started all 26 games in his two-year career at right tackle for MSU and was hoping to be a late round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft or be a undrafted free agent pick up before training camps opened up this summer. The Eugene, Ore. native transferred from California, where he originally signed out of high school, to Butte College, a junior college in Oroville, Calif., and Mississippi State was the third school for Siddoway's college career until he completed his eligibility last fall.
Washington sat out the 2012 season as a redshirt and didn't play in any games last season in his first year on the active roster. The 290-pound defensive tackle was a three-star recruit from Sugar Hill, Ga., and chose MSU over over Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ole Miss, Ohio State and other programs. Washington's uncle, Kirby Jackson, played defensive back for Mississippi State from 1983-86.
(NOTE: Details of this story were contributed by Dispatch news reporter Sarah Fowler. She covers crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch. Follow her on Twitter @FowlerSarah)
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